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  • Teh_K
    started a topic Strange rubber cover over engine...

    Strange rubber cover over engine...

    So, I'm in the middle of doing my very 1st valve adjustment (2 days off and on so far - hey, I'm slow and thorough), and I've come to my 1st dilemma. There's this strange rubber slab that's laying over my engine, and I am wondering if it's disposable (as in, I can take it off and never use it again). I ask because it has done nothing but get in the way so far, and I can't imagine it doing much good other than to retain heat. Maybe it keeps debris away or something, I dunno. But, here's a picture of it:

    http://antihero.fileburst.com/AnnoyingRubberThing2.jpg

    I did a quick search, and CyberPoet has mentioned it being something with Cali models, but to my knowledge mine's not a Cali model. But, I've been known to be wrong. Perhaps CP can fill me in on this (I want all the juicy details)

    Another question, is it okay if one of my oil hoses has a sheath around it and the other doesn't? I assume it is, but just want to make sure. Again, here's a photo:

    http://antihero.fileburst.com/DifferentOilHoses2.jpg

    Thanks!

  • The CyberPoet
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    Originally posted by Teh_K
    Probably should have mentioned that I did that too, with no luck. I just might have to call him if nothing on Google turns up.
    He might have moved on and been replaced by someone else in the mean time...

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • Teh_K
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    Probably should have mentioned that I did that too, with no luck. I just might have to call him if nothing on Google turns up.

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Try at Suzuki.com instead.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • Teh_K
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    Actually, that email doesn't work. It comes back undeliverable :\

    Is there a plan B? I really don't think he would know the answers off the top of his head, so I would rather email him than to call him and put him on the spot...

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  • Teh_K
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    Thanks, CP! Email sent - I'll post our emails when he replies.

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Teh_K, try Mark Reese, mreese@suz.com or 714/996-7040, ext. 2262, should be able to help you with your question.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • Teh_K
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    I was actually going to contact Suzuki to see if anyone there know the answer, but when I visited their webpage, they basically said that they do not accept emails...

    They say to 1st check the FAQ (which I doubt this subject is listed in), then to check your local dealer (which are idiots around here and probably wouldn't know), and then finally (if your issue wasn't resolved yet) they will accept letters via US mail...

    When I get the motivation (and time), I might actually send them a letter... or two (in case they blow me off or something).

    Then, we will finally have an answer to this great mystery.

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  • The CyberPoet
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    The real question I have is:

    Given the same basic block size/shape, same coils, same arrangement, did Suzuki skip the rubber matt on the 600's as a cost-cutting measure, or is there something unique to the 750's aerodynamics (because of the larger oil cooler or steering damper) that makes the extra help necessary under certain circumstances?

    I just don't get it... And with now 40k miles between two Kat 600's, I still don't miss it...

    Cheers,
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • Teh_K
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    I crammed a bunch of dielectric grease in there, so I wasn't worried about that. My only worry left is that it would somehow negatively affect the heat dissipation of the engine/bike...

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  • SweetLou
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    If you are worried about water on your coils, wrap them with electric tape or something. Then you will have no worries!

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  • Blue Queen
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    I got it on my bike to . Mayby its a europethingie
    I got the 04 750 GSXF

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  • ThAzKat
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    Originally posted by Black_peter
    Hey!!1
    We pre 98s have one too..

    Thom you don't have this??

    http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/300_00...40&parent=5030
    yes I still have the original, must add it to the list of things to replace. It is so old and like a board it makes it very hard to even get to the spark plugs. I am just dealing with it for now. Winter is on the way and this year I get to do the whole winter project thing, unlike when I was in Arizona. You don't even want me to begin my list of things to do on a stock 93 750 Katana with just about everything being original and having 21,000 miles on it.

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  • Black_peter
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    Hey!!1
    We pre 98s have one too..

    Thom you don't have this??

    http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/300_00...40&parent=5030

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Originally posted by Teh_K
    Well, lookie here. You get a prize! (Good show, Teh_K)

    Shows up in the 98 thru 03 Kat 750 fiche, but not in the Kat 600 fiche...

    Gee, now me think about this -- think it's a worthwhile upgrade for us Kat 600 riders? ( )

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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